work-around

workaround

[wurk-uh-round]
noun
1.
Computers. a strategy or technique used to overcome a defect or other problem in a program or system: This is a known bug in version 1.5, but a workaround is available.
2.
any method used to overcome a technical problem, especially a problem that could prevent success: The astronauts needed a workaround to bypass the faulty cable.
Also, work-around.


Origin:
1970–75; work + around

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workaround (ˈwɜːkəˌraʊnd)
 
n
a method of circumventing or overcoming a problem in a computer program or system

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